A rich full bodied Shiraz, bursting with ripe, rich fruit flavours.
The grapes for this wine are entirely biodynamically grown, with natural preparations and composts utilised to achieve optimum mineral balance in soil. The results are impressive, this is a classic McLaren Shiraz sweet fruit aromas and flavours backed up by generous fruit depth and lovely dark chocolate notes. Earthy hints and well-rounded tannins provide a solid backbone to the wine. It's great for drinking right away, but will hold for up to 10 years.
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: 92 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, The Wine Companion "Separate parcels from each of the Paxton shiraz vineyards, aged for 12 months in new and used French and American barriques. This wine takes you on a comfortable ride. The bouquet offers sweet-fruit aromas with a measure of chocolate and a gently warming earthiness. The palate is soft but structured, the varietal and regional flavours all in sync. Get on board."
90 Points, Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front "This release is far more straight-forward. It’s a soft, sweet-fruited, chug-a-lug style but with more weight and concentration than those words usually imply. Blackberry jam, licorice, a touch of burnt sugar and fragrant dried herbs. Mellifluous. Has a puppy-dog readiness to be enjoyed now."
From the Winery
When viticulture and winemaking work in synchronicity, the end result is naturally elegant wine. At Paxton we grow grapes and make wines that radiate purity, vitality and elegance.
David Paxton and Richard Freebairn have combined their decades of experience and embraced Biodynamic and Organic practices to produce the healthiest vines and highest quality wines. Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming. We use natural preparations and composts to bring the soil and vines into balance, resulting in wines that truly showcase and preserve the unique vineyards of McLaren Vale.
Fragrant raspberries and vanilla, with chocolate and hints of French and American oak. Rich, full bodied and textured, with loads of dark, fleshy fruit flavours and integrated French and American oak tying together through the finish.
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 93/100
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: McLaren Vale, SA
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn
Drink now until: 2022
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
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